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Genes add up risk of autoimmune disease

Posted Sep 12 2008 1:34pm

Geneticists have identified a link between the number of copies of a specific gene an individual has and their susceptibility to autoimmune diseases like lupus.

The research by Professor Tim Aitman of the Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London, and colleagues, is published in Nature Genetics.

From Medical News

Filed under: Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Theranostics, gene expression, genetics, genome sequencing, genotyping, microarray, personalized medicine

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